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FINE ART GALLERY

After 32 years of devoting the majority of my time to my (fabulous!) clients, I'm happy that I 'm now also able to devote lots of time to personal works of visual art. A long time coming.... and
 I AM SIKED!

I've begun dusting off stacks of sleeved film that I shot through the decades to reveal some film images that have only been seen by these two eyes.

And with the recent arrival of my Hasse HD-5 - oh yeah! - more images will be emerging soon. I can't wait to share images with you from this stellar medium format digital camera. After all, his older brother (or maybe I should say "father" by now)  went to the moon! As you can imagine, the detail is unmatched from its HUGE image sensor, especially when you are talking large scale prints, all the way up to wall mural size. 

I haven't forgotten my trusty Nikons, and I even throw a  Canon 5D in the mix, especially at times when I need to move fast and freeze  action.

I offer LIMITED EDITION and OPEN EDITION prints in a selection of surfaces.
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Did you know that Ansel Adams shot "grip and grins" in Yellowstone Park before he became famous for his fine art B&W scenics? Well, he did have to make a living, but lets look at the difference between these and why one is considered fine art and the others are not.

It's been said that there are 3 levels of photography:

1) Documentary: These are photographs that simply document something without a specific purpose other than to show an overview - a birthday party, a road trip, a speaker, a new house.

2) Selective: These are photographs in which the photographer has purposely zeroed in on an element of interest worthy of note. Say, if someone has gorgeous green eyes, the photographer may do a close up of just the eyes.

3) Intentional: This is considered the highest level of photography. It is when the photographer sets out to create a photograph instead of just taking one. Sometimes this is done relatively quickly by seizing the moment, but as with most things, the more effort one puts into it, the more it shows.

When I plan an art photograph - doesn't matter if it's of a person, scene, or thing - my goal is to create that image with elements that will attract the universal eye towards it, around it, and then will stay "in" it.

I strive for each photograph to evoke a feeling, even if it's simply one of beauty or awe, and at times be thought provoking too.. The subject matter is primary, and what follows is the setting, lighting, lens perspective, angle of view, and composition,.

Pose, expression, color palette, and background - all of these are considerations before even picking up the camera.  

During a show, I like to envision the raw emotion or thought provoking qualities from each image projecting off of the print and into the viewer's innermost being - bouncing around as they are drawn in. I'm elated when they get it and connect to the "why". A sweet reward it is..

Only the best frames are included in my fine art collections. If the image strikes an  emotional string, tells a story, or commands a second look, then I know it meets  my standard and is worthy to include!

"Blue Eyes"
©Kate Philips

"Carolina Crab" 
©Kate Philips

"At a Snail's Pace"
©Kate Philips


"Hole In The Wall"
©Kate Philips


"Catch of the Day"
©Kate Philips